Over 100,000 set to enjoy PakoFesta 2020

Pako Festa, is Geelong’s much loved, award-winning, free, annual community street festival – the biggest of its kind in Australia. Managed by Diversitat and held on the last weekend of February in Pakington Street, Geelong…


They cannot take the sky

A new exhibition at the Rachinger Gallery in Geelong aims to bring to light the stories of refugees who have spent time in Australian on- and off-shore immigration detention centres. Through photo portraits and video…


We’re all ‘Waiting for Something Better’…

The current bush fires demonstrate the climate emergency intensifying and there has been discussion recently about the protest movement against government inaction on this issue not being inclusive of people from culturally diverse backgrounds. A…





In Transit with painter Peter Bakacs

A Melbourne native, Pete spent his childhood in the outer eastern hills subsisting on a diet of skateboarding, cartoons and 70’s cars. With a fastidious hand, Pete reveals a bright, acrylic world of vehicles, old…


New York to Norway for GSO

From Gershwin’s home in Brooklyn to Grieg’s home in Bergen and beyond to Finland, the GSO traverses the Atlantic to bring you an outstanding program with brilliant pianist Hoang Pham and conducted by GSO favourite…


This is Eden comes to Drysdale

Emily Goddard – creator and performer and Green Room nominee – is bringing her award-winning play to the Potato Shed in Drysdale this November. Emily has performed on stage for companies including the Melbourne Theatre…


In conversation with author Shokoofeh Azar

Shokoofeh Azar is an Iranian artist, journalist and author whose book, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and received the Queensland Literary Award in 2018. She has been living…